Today's News

  • Hawks win in opening round of Capital City Classic

     The LaRue County Hawks defeated Frankfort Western Hills 73-58 Thursday in the Capital City Classic.

  • Woman injured in single-vehicle crash

     A Hodgenville woman was injured Dec. 18 when she lost control of the truck she was driving on Old E’town Road.

    Patricia Crume, 49, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado four-wheel drive pickup west toward Elizabethtown near the intersection with Carter Brothers Road, according to Deputy Brian Smith’s report. About 11:30 a.m., the tires dropped off the right edge of the roadway.

    Crume overcorrected and the truck ran into a ditch and flipped about six times, coming to rest on the driver’s side in a cornfield.

  • COLUMN: Learning about eclipses

     When earth and the moon were very young, they were much closer together. The moon was so close, it took up a huge part of earth’s sky. When it hung overhead in the daytime, it cast such a shadow on the surface of earth that in many places it would have been almost like night.

  • COLUMN: Stay safe and healthy this winter

     Even though the weather is turning colder, many of us may not be ready for winter to arrive. If you take steps to be prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures begin to fall.

    Many people prefer to stay indoors so it is important to make sure home safety measures are in place. One of the leading causes of home fire deaths is the result of heating equipment not being used correctly.

  • Get 10 free trees when you join Arbor Day Foundation

     Residents of Kentucky can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden rain trees.

  • PHOTOS: Union Christian Carolers
  • PHOTOS: Elvis visits Sunrise Manor

     Elvis Presley presenter Otis Berry of New Albany, Ind., entertained the residents of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home and Adult Daycare. He performed Elvis' traditional and Christmas music. Elvis presented each client with a scarf (with a little sweat) to take home as a souvenir. Refreshments served were Moon Pies, RC Cola and peanut butter and banana sandwiches. 

  • 4-H Calendar - Dec. 26, 2012

     Cooking Club

    The 4-H Cooking Club will meet 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the LaRue County Extension Office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. Call club leader Connie Smith, at 270-766-7771 if you plan to attend.

  • It's not too late to get your flu shot

     Kentucky Department for Public Health officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week that the influenza activity level in the state has increased from regional to widespread. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • Senior Menu - January 2012

     LaRue County Senior Center

    All meals served with 8 ounces skim milk.

    Dec. 26 – Closed

    Dec. 27 – Chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, buttered spinach, baked apples, whole wheat bread

    Dec. 28 – Salmon croquettes, rigatoni and tomatoes, buttered broccoli, banana pudding, whole wheat roll

    Dec. 31 – Beef steak patty, new potatoes, mixed green salad, ambrosia, whole wheat roll

    Jan. 1–2  – Closed